So I tried searching I can't find anything specific to this. There any tools beside an armorers wrench that is absolutely needed and is there a walk through on how to assemble a lower that is easy to follow?
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So you're saying that except for the one you bought, you used tools you already had.I do not own special tools, nor am I going to buy any. I used tools I already had around the house.
Besides the castle nut wrench tool I bought obviously. I bought a DPMS Armorer's wrench. Solid tool. It's like 10 tools in 1.
... I do not own special tools, nor am I going to buy any. I used tools I already had around the house.
Besides the castle nut wrench tool I bought obviously. I bought a DPMS Armorer's wrench. ... other than that, I used everyday tools ....
Too funny. You beat me to it. I hear you only need an old shovel to make an AK.So you're saying that except for the one you bought, you used tools you already had. ...
I used a 1/4" hitch pin, which was like 2" long and had a series of cross-drilled holes. Worked flawlessly.i've got an aluminum rod with a hole drilled in it which i can use to put in the front detent spring, pin, and eventually the detent. overall it takes seconds where you usually spend 15 minutes cursing at the thing as it launches the detent across the room.
So many possible inappropriate comments...I saw somewhere they said to lube the holes and the pins go in easier?
Yep, if you are talking about the front pivot pin, you can use a razor blade to hold the spring and detent compressed while you install the pivot pin, then just slip the blade out to release the detent into the channel on the pivot pin. That method works well, but there is more chance of launching the detent into orbit if you are not careful. The hitch pin is very simple to use and pretty risk free, so it's worth the trip to ACE, or HD.I'm inappropriate your talking about driving tight fitting pins into holes! Lmfao. Any way to do the detent pin easy with household items? Lol, I have 90% of tools for cars.
You can also use the shank of a drill bit. Take a bit that slightly smaller than the pivot pin, push in from the left side, place spring and detent and push in with razor blaze or small screwdriver, slide shank of drill bit over the detent and spring. Then put the pivot pin in from the right side and slowly push out the drill bit. If your ordering a lower parts kit, order a few extra detents, they get launched and lost easilyLadies....
I used the rear pin rotated to not catch the detent and from the other side. That way you can just slide the pivot pin in.